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three for the must-reads. robert train um, doug hataway, and erin. what is your must read? >> there has been a lot of missed opportunities at the state-wide level for republicans to take back the senate. christine o'donnell in delaware and so forth. an interesting story in today's "the new york times," a group of wealthy individuals, saying never again. we'll influence the process, and although we won't influence it from a literal sense, we'll steer money to people that actually can win. u.s. a wise mo it's a wise move. >> what's your read? >> ron brown, an article in "the national journal." an insightful and indepth look at the new normal. winning coalition in national politics, which says that you have to get the votes of african-americans and latinos and young people and liberal whites and conservative white men, not as important as they used to be. a new formula for winning and an interesting article about that. >> a good one, i'll pick it up as well. >> erin, yours? >> this is a story about how personal life which often gets a lot of scrutiny, has an impact on policy, and that's --
and from salon erin carmone. >>> vice president joe biden will deliver the keynote address at a gun violence summit, ten miles away from the site of the shooting in newtown. as congress prepares for a major battle over the sequester, biden's speech is proof that the white house isn't letting up on new gun safety laws. neither is the president's campaign organization turned advocacy group. organizing for action is holding gun safety events around the country tomorrow to ebb gauge its 2.2 million supporters and launching a $100,000 ad campaign targeting gop senators. they are up against the ultimate lobbying bohemath. today the n.r.a. is beginning phase two of a $350,000 ad campaign. it includes print ads like this one that will run in five states targeting north carolina senator kay hagen. the ad reads
the guns in the hands of teachers and schools. >> but it depends where they're from. erin made a really important point, i think, which is that for years and years people who advocate what i would see as saner gun laws, get a constant pushback that you don't respect the culture of rural america. well, i don't believe that's true, but that's been an argument they made, and suddenly i think people are realizing, wait a minute, what these guys are talking about is not respecting the culture of everyone else, a vast majority. most americans don't own guns. most americans don't want to own guns. most americans don't want to have to arm themselves to protect themselves and so this world that they are pos iting, people are talking about who is imposing what on whom? in terms of the state, yes, you have a certain number of states that are going to do whatever the nra says, but in the congress when you look at the house in particular, the key is there are a lot of suburban and ex-urban republican members of congress who know that their own constituencies want them to vote for reasonable gun laws
republicans are at this point so to si erin degree. curt, we went back into the archives. fewer than 2% of cabinet nominations have been rejected since 1789. john tower rejected for a defense secretary in 1989. you have to go back to 1844 to james porter, who was rejected for secretary -- >> he was robbed, though. >> where was he during benghazi? >> this is the united states senate, which part of its brand is this civility, and who are they doing this to? a guy who was a republican senator four years ago. i've decided it's a bit of joe lieberman derangement syndrome. a heiretick from your own party, once he is playing for the other team, it drives you crazy, and it's driving the republicans crazy the same way joe lieberman drove the democrats craze where i. >> the psychodrama of a party that's so very angry at one of its own. i'm not a psychiatrist, but i play one on television, and it would seem like -- it would seem like this sort of, you know -- he is a heiretic, and, therefore, he must be punished. this is not the first sort of parliamentary high jinx order of the day for this cong
contributor. and erin is a staff writer for salon.com. i welcome all three of you. thanks for being here. >> happy sunday. >> robert, i'll begin with you. let's take a listen to majority leader eric cantor on nbc's "meet the press." here it is. >> every time you turn around, the answer it to raise taxes. he just got his tax hike on the wealthy, and you can't in this town every three months raise taxes. again, every time, that's his response. we've got a spending problem. everybody knows it. >> robert, president obama is not just calling for tax hikes. he said this weekend, he wants spending cuts, entitlement changes, tax reforms. so why all the rhetoric from the gop when the stakes are this high? >> look, this needs to be a comprehensive conversation, not just about tax cuts and revenue, but also about smart government. both sides are in their corners, and they're both obviously speaking to their choirs or speaking to their base. the question becomes, what are we going to do? since we have this conversation, it seems like, every three months, about sequestration, about the fiscal cliff a
>>> we asked you why you're awake? john? >> with all we have today? >> erin in long island. now the sky is dropping meteorites. not able to sleep. >> we haven't confirmed this, but a lot of video out of russia last night. this is crazy stuff. morgan freeman "deep impact" type stuff. 400 people injured. nutso stuff out of russia. we have enough to worry about, don't we, everyone? great show, everyone. tgif. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ rock the boat ♪ don't tip the boat over ♪ rock the boat ♪ don't rock the boat baby >> united states ain't nothing better. >> we didn't have water. we didn't have showers. we didn't have hot meals. >> it was literally like being in a floating port-a-potty. just human waste everywhere. >> they had a sign outside their cabin saying "need medication." basically they ran out of their medication and their basic needs. >> the crew on the boat, unbelievable. those guys had worse conditions than we did, and they were serving us. >> what's the first thing you're going to do? >> chick-fil-a, i think. >> all right. good morning. it is friday and o
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